Belize City to Xunantunich Maya Ruin

Background Information

Our driver and guide will meet you at your location for pick up. Once all passengers have boarded, we then embark on our trek from low flat land to the beautiful hills. As the elevation increases you will get to see the Maya Mountains from a distance and the change in vegetation from savanna to tropical jungle.

The drive takes approximately 2.5 hours in which we get to venture through the Twin Towns of San Ignacio and Elena as we make our way closer to the hand crank ferry. Once, we arrive to the ferry we will be hand cranked across the beautiful green Mopan river which we then drive for another 5 minutes to our destination.

Once we arrive to the archaeological reserve of Xunantunich the guide will take you to explore the ancient wonders of the site. You will have the opportunity to climb the El Castillo temple which is approximately 130 feet tall. From here you will be able to see Guatemala, one of the neighboring countries with Belize. As you trek along the site you might run into some wildlife as this site is surrounded by jungle. You might get a glimpse of monkeys, birds, spiders and much more.

After we finish the  tour, we will enjoy a local cuisine and then make our way back to Belize city.

Things to Know

Opening Hours of Xunantunich: 6am- 5pm

Estimated time of tour: Approximately 8 hrs

Meeting / Pickups

Meetings/Pick ups

  • Hotel 


  • Local souvenir vendor

Tour Package Includes

  • Tour of Xunantunich
  • Admission fee
  • Tour guide
  • Bottled water
  • Lunch (Dietary restrictions can be accommodated)

What to Bring

  • Sunscreen
  • Insect repellant
  • Binoculars
  • Sunglasses
  • Water bottle
  • Camera
  • Cash to buy items from local vendors along the way

What to Wear

Belize has hot and humid temperatures year-round. If you are unsure of what the weather might be like when you are visiting, a good recommendation is:

  • Dri-fit or comfortable clothing.
  • Covered Shoe
  • Rain coat or jacket (depending on the time you are visiting)